Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cork gig guide: 21st July-10th August

Dream Wife - Mother Jones' (24th July)
These next few weeks in Cork: Balanescu Quartet, Willie Watson, Dream Wife, Indiependence and more.

Right - I'm blowing this pop-stand for a few weeks to visit my little* brother on the other side of the globe so I'm bumper-izing the gig guide for those thirsty for lapping up some live music in the summer sun. Keep your eyes peeled for any additions that were not announced as we went to post.

For film fans the tail-end of the Triskel's Punk on Film continues on 21st and 22nd July before turntable titan Naive Ted hits The Roundy with Spekulativ Fiction on Thursday (23rd July). Make sure to squeeze into the Castle Street venue early as it gets crammed in there but a great spot for a sweaty summer show.

One show I'm certainly sore over missing is Icelandic trio Dream Wife, who bring their brand of "poolside pop" to Mother Jones Flea Market on 24th July. Make it to MacCurtain Street, enjoy the show and fill me in on the details when I return. Festival season reaches fever pitch down south as Indiependence descends upon Deer Farm for another year of music, mayhem and madness. Basement Jaxx, The Dandy Warhols, Jape, Mark Lanegan and more mix it up in Mitchelstown for three days spanning 31st July to the 2nd August.

As Indie '15 ambles into August, we tip our hats to a very welcome addition to the live music scene as a series of St. Luke's Church concerts get underway. Anglo-Romanian string sensation Balanescu Quartet pay visit on the 7th August. Classical reconstructions of Kraftwerk in a church? Yes please! Cork foursome Hags officially launch new single 'On Return' in Cyprus Avenue on 8th August before founding Old Crow Medicine Show man Willie Watson is back in Coughlan's on 9th August.

*the bare 6"3 of him


For a day-by-day breakdown of gigs taking place in both Cork city and county over the next three weeks see below.

Day-by-day
July
21st - Jazz Improv (9pm), Lennoko (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
21st - Punk On Film: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead in Triskel Christchurch
22nd - Monday Session in Coughlan's
22nd - Russian Songwriters Night in The Roundy
22nd - Punk On Film: Rude Boy in Triskel Christchurch
23rd - Naive Ted and Spekulativ Fiction in The Roundy


24th - Dream Wife in Mother Jones Flea Market
25th - Joey Ryan Band in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
26th - Sunday Sessions (5.30pm) in The Roundy
26th - The Colin MacLean Latin Trio (1pm) in Bakestone (Carrigtwohill)
27th - Monday Session in Coughlan's
28th - Ben Miller Band in Cyprus Avenue
29th - Alpha Male Tea Party and Chameleon (9pm), Gangs and The Sunshine Factory (11.30pm) in The Crane Lane Theatre
29th - Blue Note Jazz Sessions in The Roundy
30th - Tape Launch: Roslyn Steer in Gulpd CafĂ© (Triskel Arts Centre)
30th - Declan O'Rourke in The White Horse (Ballincollig)
31st - Indiependence: Ash, Mark Lanegan, Dandy Warhols, Jape and more in Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)

August
1st - Indiependence: Ash, Mark Lanegan, Dandy Warhols, Jape and more in Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)
1st - Christine Deady & Band in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
2nd - Indiependence: Ash, Mark Lanegan, Dandy Warhols, Jape and more in Deer Farm (Mitchelstown)
2nd - The Alkove in Pine Lodge (Myrtleville)
5th - Wheatus in Cyprus Avenue
7th - Crow Black Chicken in Cyprus Avenue
7th - Balanescu Quartet in St. Luke's Church
8th - Hags in Cyprus Avenue
9th - Willie Watson in Coughlan's


If I have forgotten a show or listed a gig incorrectly feel free to let me know! Please make sure to confirm gig details with the official site in advance.

Coming in 2015:
18th August - Deerhoof in Cyprus Avenue
11th September - The G-Man presents... August Wells in Coughlan's
17th-20th Sept - Sounds From A Safe Harbour
3rd October - Girl Band and The Altered Hours

- For more gigs and dates see the overall gig guide here
- For those more interested in independent cinema visit the Triskel cinema listings here

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